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Building facade in Silver City, New Mexico.
Earlier this month, business took me back to a client that I visited three years ago in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Naturarlly, a lot has happened since then, namely the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This trip would give me the opportunity to observe first hand the state of recovery of the stricken area. I was both astounded and encouraged by what I saw.
Over the next couple of weeks I hope to portray some of what I saw during my time there. Unfortunately, the scale of much of what I saw was impossible to capture in mere photographs, but I gave it my best.
We start on arrival at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The entire passenger terminal was under reconstruction at the time, although I am not certain that it was entirely due to hurricane damage. While airport infrastructure was heavily damaged during the storm, I can say from experience that the airport was probably due for renovations anyway.
A beach house in Lewes, Delaware awaits the return of tenants for the upcoming summer season.
The dead things may be brand new, but the sign? Not so much. Spotted outside a fossil and gem shop in Yarnell, Arizona.
On weekends, after your dinner at the Buckhorn Saloon, walk next door to the historic Pinos Altos Opera House for an evening of slapstick and melodrama. With productions of such titles as "Take Us To Your Leaderhosen or... One World Order To Go, Hold The Mao", it's a place where you can check your cares at the door and toss some popcorn at the bad guys.
Lightships were used as navigation beacons back in the days before radio to help keep ships from dangerous shoals near the coast. As new technologies took hold in the 20th century, the era of lightships faded away. Lewes, Delaware.
The Buckhorn Saloon has operated on this site in Pinos Altos, New Mexico for over 140 years, offering fine meals to travelers on their journeys.
You can sit outside while waiting for your table, but not a lot of traffic passes by in this quiet little settlement of less than 1000 people.
Once inside, you're greeted by the smoky smell of the wood stove, and you're led into a dining room shaped by hewn timbers for a meal topped in quality only by the quaint old time atmosphere.
I found this picture in quite an unusual location. If you dig just a little bit, you can find out for yourself.
The old west General Store. A place to procure provisions, post your mail, and have a nice ice cream sundae. After you eat at the saloon down the way, of course. But more about that later. Pinos Altos, New Mexico, along the Continental Divide.